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Hurricane Info

Contact Information
Statewide, you can call NC-211 (just dial 211 from any phone) for preparedness information or resources related to the storm.
For other non-emergency questions or concerns, call (704) 866-3300.

The Emergency Shelter that opened at Ashbrook High School is now closed.

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Want to volunteer to help? EBV’s (Event Based Volunteers can register at

You can also  make financial donations by visiting: or you can donate by telephone by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW.

News Releases
Hurricane Florence Update 9-11-2018
Gaston County Declares State of Emergency 9-13-2018 
Gaston County to Open Emergency Shelter 9-13-2018
Gaston County Florence Update 9-15-2018
Emergency Shelter Closing Monday Afternoon

Make Your Emergency Plan
Create an Emergency Kit
Sign up for Alerts
Hurricane Preparedness Fact Sheet
Safeguard Critical Documents Checklist
Important Links
North Carolina Information on Hurricane Florence
Gaston County Emergency Management
Flooding Preparedness Information
Hurricane Preparedness Information